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Old 10-07-2010, 12:51   #1
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Due to the incessant plea's() for a rugby thread and for the countless closet fans i have taken it upon myself to open a rugby thread for Internationals ...and club rugby finals

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for those not familiar with the game here is a short run-down of the basics of the game :fans-guide-to-rugby

Todays results (sadly)

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All Blacks draw first blood

Auckland - The All Blacks exacted revenge for last year's humiliation by the Springboks when they ignited this year's Tri-Nations series with a 32-12 victory over the defending champions.

In a high-tempo clash between the world's top two rugby sides, the All Blacks claimed a bonus point as they scored four unanswered tries.

A year after relinquishing their Tri-Nations crown when they were trounced in all three Tests against South Africa, the All Blacks bounced back with determination as they extended their unbeaten run at Eden Park to 21 Tests.

They out-ran the Springboks in the backs and out-muscled them up front, including the rare sight of the South African pack being back-pedaled at scrum time and driven back 25-metres at a line out late in the match.

The Springboks, who have not beaten the All Blacks in Auckland for 53 years, struggled to match the pace of the All Blacks and were forced to rely on four penalties from the boot of Morne Steyn for their points.

The All Blacks looked to run the ball at every opportunity, which included Richie McCaw leading a counter-attack from his own goal line, and stretched the Springboks' defense until it snapped.

At half-time they led 20-3, forcing the Springboks to revert to their more traditional kick-for-position play after the break to earn territory from which Steyn landed penalties but were never able to cross the All Blacks' line.

Springboks lock Bakkies Botha made himself enemy number one for the All Blacks when he was seen to deliver a flying head butt to Jimmy Cowan from behind in the opening play of the game.

Although it was caught on television and the big screen at the ground, it went undetected by the match officials.

However, the tough Springbok lock only lasted until the 12th minute before he was yellow carded for an intentional foul.

South Africa were ahead 3-0 from a Steyn penalty when Botha left the field and when he returned the All Blacks were up 10-3 from a Dan Carter penalty and a converted try to Conrad Smith, who finished off a Mils Muliaina break.

Carter stretched the lead to 13-3 when the All Blacks won a scrum penalty in the first set piece after Botha came back on, before Ma'a Nonu started and finished the second first-half try.

Nonu was able to regather his own chip kick, fed Joe Rokocoko who took play up to the Springboks' line and Nonu was on hand to finish off the move.

After two more Steyn penalties saw the Springboks close the gap to 20-9, the All Blacks scored their third try when Kieran Read, running from depth to take rucked ball, broke through four tackles to score.

Steyn landed his fourth penalty before All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock scored the bonus-point try on fulltime.

New Zealand - Tries: Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Kieran Read, Tony Woodcock; Conversions: Daniel Carter (3); Penalties: Carter (2).

South Africa - Penalties: Morne Steyn (4).
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:53   #2
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I'm sorry. But that is quite hilarious. "I'm also opening it because South Africa are the best"

First post. "All Blacks draw first blood. New Zealand have beaten South Africa in the first Tri-Nations game"



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rofl.

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Old 10-07-2010, 14:10   #4
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Haters .... ....but technically we are The World Champions and Tri-Nation Champs.....today was just a slight case of jet lag....Excuses aside they were the beter team...highlight of the match...northeners complaining cause they suck balls....


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Old 10-07-2010, 15:22   #5
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The All Blacks are the best Btw is anyone coming down to NZ for the rugby WC?
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Anyone knows a stream where I can watch Tri-Nations? I couldn't find it for today's game.
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Old 10-07-2010, 19:13   #7
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Sorry about the stream but here are the Highlights





next week we gonna kick some ass

Capitão you should check with this link for next week
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I found this link already when I was searching but I couldn't watch either way.

Haka is the shit!
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Old 10-07-2010, 20:01   #9
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I found this link already when I was searching but I couldn't watch either way.

Haka is the shit!
I personally like our original haka Ka Mate. But that ones still pretty cool
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I personally like our original haka Ka Mate. But that ones still pretty cool
The original Haka is my ringtone for 2 years. Never changed it and probably never will.

Will they ever back to the original or they'll keep changing it? And are there that many "war songs" or some of them they just make it based on this language or whatever it is?

And based on the video seems like the All Blacks really crashed the Springboks without giving a little chance.
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The original Haka is my ringtone for 2 years. Never changed it and probably never will.

Will they ever back to the original or they'll keep changing it? And are there that many "war songs" or some of them they just make it based on this language or whatever it is?

And based on the video seems like the All Blacks really crashed the Springboks without giving a little chance.
Hahaha cool Yeah they use the original all the time (Ka Mate) they just use that one last night (Kapa o pango) on special occasions

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So far i've only heard two ....the one they did today was okay like the other much better
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So far i've only heard two ....the one they did today was okay like the other much better
The first time they did the Kapa o pango was awesome they toned it down a bit now tho
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Weepu is legendary ...his facial expressions ....Kelleher was amazing too....such a shame that we lose great players to crappy rugby in the north
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rofl.

Egg Chasing sucks balls.
Made me chuckle.
I hate it too. Used to like playing it though, only because it's probably the only time where your actually allowed to completely cripple someone. It's MUCH better than American football aswell
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My ideal scenario would be for rooney to play for england at the coming WC
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Your sarcasm isn't the best, is it?
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rugby thread ....RWC ...2011...
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rugby thread ....RWC ...2011...
Oh dear

Though to be fair, no one gives a shit about the RWC, so it's no suprise I didn't think of it

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Though I do like Warrington Wolves
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Oh dear

Though to be fair, no one gives a shit about the RWC, so it's no suprise I didn't think of it

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Though I do like Warrington Wolves
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